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INTL 1100 (White): Prison Systems

Academic Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002) (SAGE) 

A comprehensive introductory tool covering the fields of law enforcement, justice, and corrections.  

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities (2005) (SAGE) 

Detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.   

Research articles

These databases index scholarly articles and legal research for Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO) 

Covering major journals in criminology.  Use this for scholarly research.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books 

Indexes legal periodicals, including law reviews, and books, 1982 to present.  Law reviews are not considered scholarly research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts (EBSCO)

Covers the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice from 1970 to the present.  Search here for professional publications (such as ones written for law enforcement).